Printed books freeze the Zeitgeist

I came across this interesting criticism of a project to continually update a 1907 dictionary in a new online edition: More importantly, and this is my real issue, the online-only presence of The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology means that we lose Zeitgeist, an important historical insight that we won’t see for decades, perhaps centuries down the line. … …

Everything changes but people

Over thousands of years we have learned that people never change but that our culture and circumstances – technology, buildings, tools, communications, transportation, etc. – change constantly. Yet when people make big plans (or worse, write big laws or found ambitious non-profits) they get things backwards: from their good intentions and future vision they extrapolate …

Doing something vs. owning something

From an All Company email to Logos… Someone interviewing for a job recently asked me, “What’s the most important thing for being successful at Logos?” My answer: ownership. There’s a big difference between ‘doing something’ and ‘owning something.’ Doing things is very important, and very useful. When stuff gets done, we move ahead — products …